How does the mitzvah of rejoicing on the holidays align with the sorrow during a period of mourning? And how does these conflicting emotions play out over the various holidays? Plus, when news of a death in the family came late. And the verses that teach shiva. Also, how much mourning is undertaken by one who hears about the loss more than 30 days after the death takes place? The answer is a sole voice dissenting against the many – but in this case, the one dissenting position is upheld. Why? Plus, the rituals of mourning for those who are not the 7 close relatives, including wearing makeup (or not, as the case may be).
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